FROM Ross Levinsohn
New LA Times leadership on the paper's future The Los Angeles Times' new publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn, along with new interim executive editor Jim Kirk discuss their plans for a newspaper that has been battered by years of layoffs. How do they see the paper competing against the New York Times and the Washington Post? How will the LA Times cover Los Angeles? R: Jim Kirk is interim executive editor of the LA Times. L: Ross Levinsohn is the new publisher and CEO of the LA Times. Photos courtesy of the LA Times.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?